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Date: Thursday, October 19
Time: 8:30-4:00 PM (Refreshments and Vendors at 8:00AM)
Hyatt Regency Fairfax
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA 22033-4903
Keynote Speaker: Kristin Ziemke
Title: Read the World NOW: Literacies for a Digital Culture
With the influx of mobile devices, multimedia websites, e-books, interactive graphics, and social media, there's no question that literacy is changing. But are we adjusting our pedagogy to adopt and adapt literacy instruction to meet the needs of today’s learner?
New devices invite students to read beyond the text and use multimedia--images, video, infographics--to add layers to their thinking. In this new learning landscape, we rethink what it means to “read” and craft lessons that explicitly teach students to analyze a photo, closely read a video clip and read the world. We’ll investigate new entry points for all learners and share ideas for empowering students to author their own messages as content creators in this participatory digital culture.
Presenter Description: Kristin Ziemke has spent her career teaching and learning from children in both urban and suburban school districts. As a teacher of primary age learners in Chicago, Kristin engages students in authentic learning experiences where reading, thinking, collaboration and inquiry are at the heart of the curriculum. Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and co-author of Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning inthe classroom and beyond. An Apple Distinguished Educator, NationalBoard Certified Teacher and Chicago’s 2013 Tech Innovator of the Year, Kristin seeks opportunities to transform education through technologyinnovation. She collaborates with educators around the globe as a staffdeveloper, speaker and writer.